TO-DO LIST: 13 Sugar Land, Missouri City May events

Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony May 31. (Courtesy city of Sugar Land)
Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony May 31. (Courtesy city of Sugar Land)

Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony May 31. (Courtesy city of Sugar Land)

Here are 13 things to do in the Sugar Land and Missouri City communities in May. This list is noncomprehensive and includes both in-person and online events.

May 3: Pot of Gold Classic Golf Tournament

During Fort Bend Rainbow Room’s 10th annual Pot of Gold Classic Golf Tournament, members of the community can enjoy lunch and dinner, compete in a round of golf, and participate in an auction and raffle drawing. Proceeds from the event will support the Fort Bend Rainbow Room’s mission of supplying emergency and transitional supplies to meet the needs of the county’s abused and neglected children and adults. Sponsor opportunities as well as golfer and volunteer registration are available. 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. $150 (individual); $600 (team of four). Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land.

May 4-22: Missouri City Rec Olympics

The Missouri City Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its first Rec Olympics throughout May. Residents can compete in a series of competitions including badminton, archery, tennis, indoor and outdoor pickleball, basketball, sand volleyball, table tennis and kickball. Registration is required. Competition dates, times, locations and costs may vary. 281-403-8637.

May 6: The Grid & Texas Lege 87 with state Rep. Ron Reynolds

Interested in legislative reforms stemming from Texas’ February winter storm? State Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, will join the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce for a conversation on the Texas electric grid and updates from the 87th state legislative session—currently underway in Austin. Reynolds is a member of the Energy Resources Committee, which has purview over issues related to the Texas energy grid and energy conservation. Noon-1 p.m. $20 (member), $30 (prospective member), $500 (event sponsor). Virtual. 281-566-2152.

May 8: Missouri City Drive Thru Mother’s Day event

For the second year in a row, Missouri City moms will be honored during a drive-thru Mother’s Day event. While driving through the City Hall complex, families will be able to pick up a cake and decorating kit along with a Mother’s Day gift. Pre-registration is required. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. 281-403-8533.

May 8: Child Advocates of Fort Bend 30th birthday gala

Three decades after opening for the first time in 1991, Child Advocates of Fort Bend is hosting a birthday gala where it will celebrate 30 years of serving victims of child abuse and their families. The adult evening will feature both a live and silent auction, a raffle, wine and gift card pulls, and funds raised will benefit the organization. 6-11 p.m. $150 (individual ticket), $2,000-$15,000 (sponsorships and underwriting opportunities). Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-344-5100.

May 8: Virtual Poetry Slam

Watch powerful spoken word performances from the comfort of your home during Fort Bend County Libraries 2021 Virtual Poetry Slam. The theme for the teen and young adult slam poetry competition is “Dare to Hope,” and submissions will be original works of performance poetry. 2-4 p.m. Free. Virtual. 281-633-4726.

May 8: Car Culture Show

Happening in Sugar Land Town Square, the Car Culture Show will feature some of the coolest cars in the Houston metroplex. 8-10 a.m. Free. 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000.

May 22: Missouri City Dad & Daughter Dance

The theme for this year’s Missouri City Dad & Daughter Dance is Boots & Bows. In addition to dancing, the event will feature a petting zoo and confetti. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a limited number of tickets are available, and masks will be required when guests are not eating or drinking. 4-6 p.m. $20 (dad and daughter couple); $10 (per additional daughter). Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. 281-403-8637.

May 22: 'The Taste of Sunrise' Shadow Play

Fort Bend Christian Academy is putting on a production of the play “The Taste of Sunrise” by Susan Zeder. Performed in American Sign Language, the play centers around the life of a deaf boy, Tuc, and his journey to discover ASL and deaf culture. 7 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 832-509-2149.

May 27: Transportation and Infrastructure Committee update with U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce will host first-term U.S. Congressman Troy Nehls, R-Richmond, for a conversation about his seat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This committee oversees all modes of transportation—including aviation, rail, roads and maritime—as well as the nation’s emergency preparedness plan and more. In-person attendance will be limited, and face masks will be required. 8-9 a.m. $20 (member), $30 (prospective member), $500 (event sponsor). Fort Bend Chamber, 445 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-566-2163.

May 28: Memorial Day tribute with Monarch Chamber Players

In honor of Memorial Day, the Monarch Chamber Players, an ensemble of Houston-based classical musicians, will be performing patriotic music to salute service members who died while serving in the armed forces. Musical selections will include works by American artists and will be performed by a wind quintet. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. 409-241-0389.

May 28: Know your rights: Eviction in the time of COVID-19

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, money has been tight for many Houston-area residents, and the threat of failing to pay rent and possible eviction has loomed large. This workshop, hosted by Fort Bend County Libraries, will educate members of the public about current eviction laws and moratoriums and what tenants in this situation can expect. Registration required. 2-3 p.m. Free. Virtual.

May 31: City of Sugar Land Memorial Day ceremony

The city of Sugar land will host its annual Memorial Day event at Sugar Land Memorial Park. The ceremony will include a flag ceremony, 21-gun salute and military flyover to honor those who died while serving in the armed forces. Additionally, attendees will be able to visit with veterans organizations, purchase concessions and enjoy patriotic music. Sugar Land Memorial Park features a 40-foot Remembrance Tower and a Memorial Eagle sculpture. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-275-2825.

By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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